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    Colorado Elk units 57 and 66??

    My brother and I are looking to cut our teeth Elk hunting this coming fall. We have done a few DIY Mule deer and Antelope hunts and are excited to step up to an Elk hunt. Looks as though we have enough points to draw Colorado unit 57 or 66. Of course we would love to score a huge bull but are most concerned about having good public access and a chance at a respectable bull. Any info would be much appreciated!!

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    Welcome to EF! What season are you planning on hunting?

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    Thank You Musket Man. We are looking at applying for either the first or third rifle season.

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    I am new to the forum myself. 57 has alot of public access and from what I hear the later the season the better. I dont hunt it but live nearby and have talked to biologists and other hunters that hunt there. CO dow has interesting links about elk migration routes, summer ranges, etc. on their website.

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    Hunted 66 in the first season last year to get away from crowds in the second season we experienced in 2012. Big mistake; more hunters than elk! I have never tried 57 but am looking at it for 2014. I probably won't go back to 66 until they reduce tags.


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    Units 57/58 are good units. That is my old stopping grounds.

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    Hunted 66 last year and has to few access points with to many hunters entering at same area. Seen more moose than elk.

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    There's a few spots in 66 that typically hold elk. You have to be part mountain goat to get to the them though. It's one of those units where you might find a good bull but chances are real good you'll end up just trying to connect with something legal.

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    I muzzleloaded 57 two years ago for elk and took a decent 5 by 5. I did see one big bull and a bunch of cows on a week long hunt. I think it is a good area but not a great area. Hunting pressure where I was at was very little. The game warden recommended a spot in 57 and that is pretty much where I concentrated my efforts. There was plenty of elk sign, however the weather was a little warm and there was very limited bugling going on. The scenery is beautiful during September and I will probably go back in the near future because I think I could pull another elk out of there and it is pretty easy terrain to hunt. Keep in mind that the success odds in the area aren't the best for a limited quoto hunt area.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdebrot View Post
    I muzzleloaded 57 two years ago for elk and took a decent 5 by 5. I did see one big bull and a bunch of cows on a week long hunt. I think it is a good area but not a great area. Hunting pressure where I was at was very little. The game warden recommended a spot in 57 and that is pretty much where I concentrated my efforts. There was plenty of elk sign, however the weather was a little warm and there was very limited bugling going on. The scenery is beautiful during September and I will probably go back in the near future because I think I could pull another elk out of there and it is pretty easy terrain to hunt. Keep in mind that the success odds in the area aren't the best for a limited quoto hunt area.Click image for larger version. 

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    You must of talked to Bob C. My old classmate & buddy.

 

 

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